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No. 12 12 / / October 2009 2009



Information from the InstituteForAppliedExercise science in Leipzig

"Top position in Vancouver is the goal!"

Thomas Pfüller has been responsible since 1994

as sports director for competitive sports

of the German Ski Association, one of the

most important cooperation partner of the

Institutes ForAppliedExercise science

(IAT). In the past, even once

active biathlete and later in various

Activities in German

Skiläufer-Verband and DSV is the

60-year-old proven expert

of top-class sport. Before starting

the Olympic season had Hartmut

Sandner opportunity with the

DSV General Secretary on the status

the preparations, the goals For Vancouver

and expectations of that

IAT to speak.

Thomas Pfüller

Photo: DSV

Mr. Pfüller, it

are just left

a few months

up to the Olympics

Winter games

2010 in

Vancouver. How

is the preparation level

in the


Overall can

we a good one

Current legend on a short visit to the IAT

Double Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie

(Ethiopia) visited on

September 22nd on the occasion of the “Ethiopian

Culture Days “the city Leipzig.

The 36-year-old was accompanied under

by the Ethiopian Minister of State, among others

For Culture and tourism,

Tadelech Dalecho, and the ambassador

Ethiopia in Germany, Kassahun

Ayele. The IAT was one of them

Station of their stay in Leipzig.

“We are pleased that we as the central

Research institution of the German

Top and young talent sports

Part of the city's program Leipzig

For this visit, "explained IAT-

Director Prof. Arndt Pfützner, der Haile

Gebrselassie and the other guests

together with the head of the department

Perseverance, Dr. Jürgen Wick, on

IAT received.

Establish preparation status. aim

of the German Ski Association is a

result comparable to Turin 2006

to achieve and thus again decisive

to successfully cut the

German Olympic team in Canada

to contribute. In all discipline groups

and sports we become powerful

Athletes at the

Bring start. Due to the positive performance development

in alpine skiing the

This time we are ladies in this too

Area very optimistic.

Besides, it seems - the results

at the competition highlights of the

pre-Olympic season -,

that the generation change in this

Olympic cycle succeeded.

Yes, our long-term oriented

Work with a comprehensive

Talent detection and a very good cooperation

with the sports clubs and

Trainers on site in the talent centers

paid off. Magdalena Neuner or

Arnd Peiffer in biathlon, Kathrin Hölzl,

Fanny Chmelar or Viktoria Rebensburg

in alpine skiing or Tino Edelmann

and Eric Frenzel as well as Katrin Zeller and

Miriam Gössner in the Nordic ski disciplines

not only have the connection

made it to the top of the world, they have

established itself there. So we now have

through an optimal mix of experienced,

older athletes and these

highly talented youngsters, their first

Strive to participate in the Olympics.

Continued on page 2

Wolfram Müller (LG Asics Pirna) at the

Performance diagnostics on the treadmill,

the IAT department heads Dr. Jürgen

Wick (3rd from right) Haile Gebrselassie (Wed.) and

explained to the other guests.

Focus on training

Fully dedicated to the topic of training

stood the national coach conference

of the German Olympic Sports Confederation

(DOSB) from 28.-30. September

in Hamburg. In the podium events

and working groups that

by scientists of the Institutes For

AppliedExercise science

were led with, took advantage of numerous

National trainers of the

Central associations the possibility of information,

Exchange and discussion.

As a result of the three-day conference

the Hamburg Declaration was published.

In it the participants emphasize

and participants the role of

Trainers as the most important partner of the

Athletes whose competence is athletic

Efficiency and success are decisive

depend. For reaching

There is also a need for world-class performance

a consistent planning process

and its implementation in performance development

through training that conforms to world standards

oriented. Formulate from this

the participants the expectation that the

The DOSB's trainer offensive is quick

Improvement of the framework conditions

For Job description, recognition, qualification,

performance-based remuneration and

material profit-sharing leads.

The Hamburg Declaration in full

is available at www.dosb.de.

The exceptional athlete showed

impressed by the

Possibilities of scientific

Care that

the top German athletes

and athletes thanks

comprehensive training science


and the latest technologies

at the IAT. That

the scientists of the

IAT in their research

orientate on the world class,

could Haile Gebrselassie


experience: marriage of the winner

of the Berlin Marathon 2009

left for his next appointment

the experts gave him another one

Performance analysis of his two days earlier

completed run.

No. 12 / October 2009


“The top spot in Vancouver is the goal!” (Continuation of the interview with T. Pfüller on p. 1)

Mr. Pfüller, in high-performance sport

the trend is emerging that the

leading sporting countries both in training

and increasingly in competition

on interdisciplinary cooperation

Set teams. What has

developed in this regard in the DSV?

There are also these in our association

interdisciplinary teams with trainers,

Exercise sciencelearn, sports medicine professionals

and ski technicians. It takes

the trainer takes on the central function. For

we currently have a mixture of these tasks

by very experienced, longstanding

successful coaches at their side

former top athletes who

have completed training as a trainer

and now take responsibility for the first time

- for example in biathlon

Mark Kirchner or in cross-country skiing

Janko Neuber. In the longer term, we expect

here also with Axel Teichmann, whom we

after the end of his sporting career

gladly integrate into our trainer team


To support stand by the side

the trainer experts from others

Disciplines to which also that Institute

ForAppliedExercise science

that has counted for us for many years

IAT scientist Dr. Jürgen Wick

(Mi.) with national coach Frank Ullrich (l.)

and Mark Kirchner at a seminar

of the national biathlon team

Talent workshop in Copenhagen

Took place from August 31st to September 3rd

in Copenhagen the international workshop

"Psychological Aspects of Talent

Development ”takes place. With J. Côté, A. K.

Ericsson, N. Stambulova, A.-M. Elbe,

M. Krogh Kristensen and J. Beckmann

took leading talent research experts

part. Also representatives of the specialist group

Young competitive sport of the

IAT were on site. In addition to the lectures

and training sessions were offered

excellent opportunity for intensive

Discussion of the projects and for

Exchange of experiences. The participants

want to work more closely together in the future

and a common theme group


reliable in biathlon, cross-country skiing and

Ski jumping supported. Without these partners

are international top performances today

no longer imaginable.

What role do IAT and its

Berlin sister institute, the FES,

in the German Ski Association?

IAT and FES are a godsend For the

German sport. In them is concentrated

Form years of experience and knowledge

united. The scientists and engineers

of both Institutee know the

Problems of training practice as they

have been working closely with us for decades.

At the same time they provide the

Connect with experts from others

scientific institutions.

The feedback from sports practice

confirm the good cooperation

between IAT scientists and ours


Stable, long-term forms are important to us

of cooperation, since this is the

Basis thereFor form that right

Topics worked on at the right time

be having problems in training

be recognized in time and together

solutions are sought.

Ultimately, this continuity is required

also to build trust between the

Build partners and what For

is very important to us to gain new knowledge

quickly and in one For

the practice understandable language

in the training and competition process

to be able to convict.

Where do you see more in the future

Development opportunities in

this cooperation?

We are pleased that IAT and FES

thanks to the increased funding

of the Federal Ministry of

Inside (BMI) are not only able to manage their

But to expand staff

also the technological research base

to expand. Of course we would

as a winter sports association, which is a half

Year before his Olympic competitions

stand to benefit even more from the IAT

can if these decisions are already made

met two or three years earlier

would have been.

But that's how we have been in recent years

joint developments on international

Top level succeeded, like for

Example of the modern ski jumping facility in

Klingenthal, which is equipped with the most modern measuring and

Analysis technology was equipped. These

are now like the new ski hall in

Oberhof makes sense in the training process

integrate to medium and long term

positive for the development of athletic performance

work - both in high-performance and

also in youth sports.

A look ahead towards Vancouver:

Who do you see as the main competitor

of the German athletes?

Norway certainly has a very successful one

pre-Olympic season.

We are also counting on the Austrians

and the US that played at Winter Olympics

on the American continent

in the end always in addition

Could mobilize potential. To that extent

there are at least four countries that give us

want to compete for the top spot.

There are also medal contenders from

Russia, Sweden, Poland, Canada,

Switzerland and Finland to just one

To name selection. Like in summer sports

is also used in winter sports

Number of potential medal candidates

bigger and the number of countries out

which they come as well. Nevertheless

it is our goal in that of ours

Sports represented in the association

Medal ranking to a top position


Mr. Pfüller, thank you very much For the conversation

and all the best For Vancouver.

It can be stated that the findings

for career development of

Top athletes is not uniform. If one

early specialization and international

Competitive success in the junior area

necessary requirements For Excellence

represent became controversial

discussed. In the presentations was

clearly that reliable forecasts

the performance development based on one-off

Performance reviews in adolescence

are not possible. Retrospective

Studies of changes in individuals

Performance criteria show promising

Approaches to improve the

Talent identification. This confirms that

Project of the professional group for young athletes

of the IAT, based on the analysis

longitudinally available data

from performance diagnostic examinations

age-dependent talent criteria

to work out.

It was unanimously emphasized that the coaches

in the talent identification process

and promotion plays a decisive role

comes to For which they do, however, often

are not sufficiently qualified. Out

for this reason there is another focus of activity

the IAT specialist group

in the development of a manual for

Talent diagnostics as a handout and

Orientation aid For Trainer.

Antje Hoffmann

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dvs symposium with great response

Swimming experts from all over Germany

were at the dvs symposium “Biomechanical

Performance diagnostics in swimming "

from 10.-12. September in Leipzig

the performance factors in swimming

on the track. The scientific

The conference was a joint event

of sports science

Faculty of the university Leipzig, the Olympic base

Leipzig, the dvs commission

Swimming and the host Institute

ForAppliedExercise science,

from the German Swimming Association

and the Federal Institute For Sports Science

was supported.

Informed over three days

around 70 participants

Representative of the sports science


Researcher of the BISP,

Representative of the swimming federation

and scientific

National team supervisor

as well as coaches

swimming, triathlon

and disabled sports about

current research results

among other things for development

from investigation procedures to model

Description of the swimming movement

and to investigations for

Energy supply in the cyclical

Movement as well as its optimization. Of

They also exchanged ideas about the introduction

graded courses of study (Bachelor

and Master), to which the DVS Commission

Swimming made a point of view


The balance sheet of the organization team with

Prof. Dr. Maren Witt and PD Dr. tungsten

Sperling (both Uni Leipzig), Dr. Jürgen

Küchler (IAT), Sven Oester (OSP Leipzig)

as well as Dr. Andreas Hahn and Dr. Dieter

Rhinestone (dvs commission swimming)

IAT director Prof. Arndt Pfützner welcomed

the symposium participants in Leipzig.

was consistently positive: “The compact one

Presentation of research results

and their specific application in the

Practice is very good with the participants

arrived ”, summed up the chief organizer

Prof. Maren Witt. “The excellent

Feedback has confirmed that

a great need for one

regular exchange of views exists. "

Because of this experience I would like to

the dvs commission swimming whose

Education 10 years ago on an initiative

by Dr. Strass goes back to the symposium

now regularly in the rhythm of

take place for two to three years,

so Witt continues. The Leipzighe organizer

from IAT, Uni and OSP, anyway

with the lazy river and swimming pool

about the most modern scientific-technical

Training and investigation base

dispose and together

the swimming competence center

form, stand as possible future

Organizer ready again.

The contributions to the dvs symposium will be

probably in a publication by the BISp

Released in early 2010.

ISBS annual conference

That was with three scientists Institute

ForAppliedExercise science

this year at the 27th annual meeting

the International Society of Biomechanics

in Sports (ISBS) in Limerick (Ireland)


Dr. Falk Naundorf presented in his

Lecture with the co-authors Klaus Knoll

and Stefan Brehmer first preliminary examinations

to determine forces at

Gymnastics on parallel bars. Dr. Volker Drenk

introduced a new method on his poster

for calibration using the example of

3-D analyzes in the discus throw. At the

Tomorrow after winning the gold medal

by Robert Harting (discus) at the World Cup

in Berlin, Dr. Axel student a nice one

Starting position For his lecture.

He reported in his joint with

Dr. Falk Hildebrand and Johannes Waldmann

(HTWK Leipzig) created contribution

about optimizing the discus flight.

In addition to the presentation of own research results

stood above all the

Information about current developments

in research in other countries

the plan. Overall were current

Results from Europe, Asia, Australia

(including New Zealand) and America in 120

Lectures and nearly 200 posters presented.

The next ISBS conference will take place in July

2010 in Marquette (Michigan, USA).

Falk Naundorf

Briefly reported

Sports history up close

At the beginning of September, those interested use

IAT employees have the opportunity to experience the unique

Collection of the traditional

Leipzighe can visit the sports museum.

During the hour and a half guided tour

headed by Dr. Gerlinde Rohr some

special treasures from the present

comprising around 85,000 objects

Collection with a focus on Leipzighe

and Central German gymnastics and sports history

in front. For the IAT staff

an exclusive insight, because due to

lack of exhibition space is the

Collection not currently For the public

accessible. IAT director Prof.

Arndt Pfützner: “The abundance and uniqueness

the objects are so impressive

that they are finally in a public and

permanent exhibition

should. That is why we are very supportive

the project of the city, the sports museum

with the former swimming stadium

to give a permanent home. "



Dr. Jan Wüstenfeld joined the team on October 1st

the sports medicine department of

IAT. The work of the 34-year-old doctor,

the former active biathlete and member

of the German national team

was, takes place as part of the cooperation

with the Technical University of Munich. New to the IAT

are also medical assistant Anita Sturmeit

(Sports medicine) and the scientific-technical

Employee Chris-Norman Beyer

(Badminton and volleyball specialist groups).

During the state visit

This was the 10th time that the federal ministries invited

in Berlin on 22./23. August to

“State visit” to their facilities.

The IAT was also there for the first time when

the Federal Ministry of the Interior Insights

in his diverse areas of responsibility

gave. At his booth stood

the IAT as the central office funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior

Research institution of the German top

and young talent sports.

New Vice President

At the state sports day in Leipzig is Christian

Dahms (IAT) as the new Vice President

Competitive sport of the state sports federation

Saxony was elected.

Eberhard Werner remains president.

In addition, Dr. Petra Tzschoppe,

Reinhard Scholz and Ulrich Franzen in

elected the LSB presidency.

Science coordinator

The head of the IAT Badminton Section,

Wolf Gawin, is from the presidium

of the German Badminton Association

to the new science coordinator

been appointed. The previous coordinator,

Hanno Felder is now available as a

Gawin's deputies act.

No. 12 / October 2009


Diverse and interdisciplinary

in action

Recently the InstituteForApplied

Exercise science above

a body scanner that will be used by various

biomechanical and sports medicine

Investigations on

Use will come.

About the handling and programming

get to know the body scanner,

took the IAT biomechanics Claudia

Jahn, Steffen Kerner, Axel Schleichardt

and PD Dr. Axel Schüler from 28.-30.

September at a company training course

Human Solutions part. One focus

the training was the functionality

the individual program components,

especially the visualization, the

Creation of cross-sections and that

Slimming measures. Furthermore

were next to the standard scans also

Multiple scans called in which

up to five different defaults

Positions are to be taken. "At

Multiple scans in contrast to the standard scan

no automatic point recognition

occurs, the points are from the processor

to put before the program

calculate the appropriate dimensions

can “, knows Axel Schüler. That's why it was

the most extensive part of the training

the definition of your own points and

Dedicated to dimensions in the XML language

can be formulated and based on Visual Basic

To fall back on.

The acquired knowledge will be the biomechanics

of the IAT now in different

apply interdisciplinary projects.

"Together with the department

We'll do sports medicine next

Time to compare the different

Measurement methods for recording anthropometric

Data work, ”explains

Axel student. The moreover one was in cooperation

with the FG Radsport

Track cyclists in various racing positions

with competition clothing,

different helmets, on his

Competition device (track machine)

and in different crank positions

scanned. Its surface profiles will be

now on InstituteFor Research and

Development of sports equipment (FES) in

Berlin used to be at selected

Calculate air resistance values ​​for cyclists

and from it optimal sitting positions

and determine postures

to be able to, with the aim of aerodynamics

improve in competition. A

Another field of application is figure skating,

where the scan data of a top athlete

used to be an individual

Create athlete profile. With this you can

3-D video evaluations are corrected,

to make more precise statements about biomechanical

To be able to meet parameters.

Track cycling world champion Maximilian Levy im

Bodyscanner Photo: R. Hartnick, FES

Opponent analysis before the competition with

Athletes, coaches and IAT scientists

Jens Bussweiler (left). Photo: Eleni Coskina



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Trainer-advisory system

in boxing

Summer time means For the scientists

of the IAT always business travel time, because

in addition to the training courses are in

numerous competition highlights this time of year

at. And so were the experts

in the past few weeks under

among other things at the world championships

the swimmer and diver who

Athletes, boxers, canoeists,

the judoka, the rowers and the modern

Pentathlon in Rome, Berlin, Darthmouth,

La Seu D’Urgell, Milan, Rotterdam,

Poznan and London in action.

Two of them are Jens Bussweiler,

the head of the boxing department at the IAT,

and his colleague Rainer Scharf, who

German amateur boxer at the world title fights

from August 29th to September 13th

in Milan. There

have the German pugilists

with the world title from Jack Culcay-Keth,

the bronze medal from Ronny Beblik and

three fifth places impressively again

reported back.

“Our main focus during the

Competitions was the competition analysis,

although video recordings in such

international events are often difficult

are ”, explains Jens Bussweiler. Out

current observations and the evaluations

of the last fights were the

Scientists together with the diagnostic trainer

of the German Boxing Association

Analysis of opponents together,

with the help of which the German athletes

tactically optimal on the opponent

were discontinued.

The main part of the scientific

support For the World Cup was the real thing

However, the climax already

ran. “We have a concept For

the World Cup preparation worked out to that

Plan and control training, ”explains

Bussweiler, “The competition analyzes

and training observations at the EU

Championships in June in Odense

the basis For this timetable

towards the world championship ”.

The new concept included, among other things,

that the athletes do their home training

document yourself in a standardized manner

should. Based on these records

the training content was optimized

regarding the ratio of

Stress and recovery. Furthermore

were central performance diagnostics

Investigations in collaboration with

Dr. Jost from OSP Rhein-Neckar in Heidelberg

planned and carried out. The successful one

WM was then the confirmation

For the trainer-advisor system of the IAT

For the association in conjunction with the

excellent job of the trainer and

Athletes at the local bases.